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Audit shows deep, worsening trauma for migrant children in custody

An inspector general’s report on the mental health of migrant children in federal detention found multiple shortcomings in how officials cared for children in custody last fall, with significant trauma and worsening mental health problems.

Biggs: House Freedom Caucus will remain ‘conscience of conservatives’

Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs is preparing to take the reins of the conservative U.S. House Freedom Caucus as critics question the relevance of the faction that helped steer the GOP to the right in recent years.

Report: Progressives seeking censure of Sinema over voting record

Progressives in Arizona want the state Democratic Party to formally censure U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema for failing to support the party platform and siding with President Donald Trump too often.

Mesa Mayor Giles: Congress should pass universal background checks

Mesa Mayor John Giles said he has spoken to friends, neighbors and strangers – including many conservatives – who he said support universal background checks on gun purchases, particularly after a string of mass shootings last month.

Ariz. lawmakers in U.S. House split along party lines on gun safety votes

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition.

Biggs elected to lead conservative House Freedom Caucus

Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs will take over next month as the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

Grijalva accuses Trump admin of ‘poorly-veiled attempt’ to scrap lands agency

U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration’s plan to disperse the Bureau of Land Management to offices across the West as an attempt to “dismantle” the agency.

Arizona’s natural beauty deserves a fully funded Land and Water Conservation Fund

When people across the country think about Arizona, they imagine images of the Grand Canyon and our vast deserts dotted with saguaros as nature’s skyscrapers. What they don’t consider is the effort that goes into protecting some of our most beautiful and important public lands.

Activists protest McSally’s lack of action to fight climate change

Environmental activists took to street corners and hosted a town hall Thursday to protest Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s inaction on climate change.

Like presidential hopefuls, Arizona Dems split on ‘Medicare for All’

A chasm is growing within the Democratic party over the most appropriate route to address the country’s struggling health care system.
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